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July 2009 Blog Posts (24)

For hire: Woodworker and Handyman

Hello everyone,

I'm your neighbor Mike. I am a custom woodworker who also offers handyman service for all kinds of odd jobs.

The custom woodwork includes: Cabinetry, Shelving, Built-ins, Furniture, and Minor Renovations.

Below are some pictures of recent projects.

Give me a call at (617) 407-4870 if there is something I can do for you.…


Added by michael flanagan on July 30, 2009 at 4:10pm — 4 Comments

New Policy: Refer to all neighbors respectfully


In response to a recent discussion that veered away from the spirit or our organization I've instituted the following policy.

Going forward forward, all references to an individual or group must be respectful and in no way demeaning or derogatory.

If you have a problem with the way a person or group of people are behaving, and you wish to discuss on Neighbors for Neighbors, please specifically detail the issue you are having with the person's… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on July 30, 2009 at 12:48pm — 1 Comment

Go Joe Go! Give a buck or more to NFN for each pound I lose!

Go Joe Go!


As our networks around the city grow and other cities are expressing interest in working with us, I've got take better care of myself and raise money for Neighbors for neighbors. In light of this, I set two goals.

The first is to get in shape and lose 80 pounds by August 1, 2010 and the second is to raise $50,000 by the end of October 2009, and $50,000 for each quarter thereafter for Neighbors for Neighbors, Inc.

While we're… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on July 30, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Join me for Building Communities Online and Offline on 8/6/2009


Please join me Thursday August 6th at 6:30 PM as I will be a panelist at the New Prosperity Initiatives "Community Dialogue On Social Change" about "Building Communities Online and Offline."

The New Prosperity Initiative (NPi) will host a speakers panel and community dialogue, "Building Communities Online and Offline" on Thursday, August 6th, 2009. NPi dialogues are an opportunity to hear first-hand stories of community… Continue

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on July 30, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Jamaica Plain Realtor goes Japanese

I knew that would get your attention. I decided that rather than just bitch about dogs peeing on my bushes - I would elaborate on the bushes a bit. I recently posted this story about my Japanese styled garden and I'd love to have some feedback, discussion and potentially some trades with local gardeners!…


Added by on July 30, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

South St Plaza/Park people

I walked by South St plaza/Park today (1 of several daily trips) and noticed a man sitting reading a book, another sitting listening to music, and another local guy(not homeless) just sitting there enjoying the sun as he does daily.

No drinking,peeing,swearing etc.

I've never been frightened before to walk by this area, and have asked several people who work and live in the area if they feel afraid or threatened, and they say no. The activity mentioned here does not induce fear… Continue

Added by Joe Fallon on July 29, 2009 at 2:09pm — 1 Comment

Pet Enrichment & Beating the Heat: Cooling Pet Treat Recipes

As the summer finally starts to heat up, seeing the line out the door at JP Licks becomes a more and more common sight. And why not? They even provide tasty frozen treats for our canine companions. But if you're tightening the belt or wallet lately, you and your pets don't have to miss out. Below, I've included few ideas and recipes that will not only keep your cat or dog entertained, but also provide a cheap and cool refresher on those hot days of summer.

Kitten Cooly…

Added by Jane Harrell on July 26, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Meet the Mayoral and At-Large City Council Candidates at 3 forums sponsored by the JP Progressives.

The forums listed below promise to be informative, substantive evenings for voters to hear from the candidates. All Mayoral and At-Large City Council candidates have been invited to fill out the Voters Guide Questionnaire and attend one of the three meetings. Each candidate will have 20 minutes to introduce themselves to the audience and answer questions. JP Progressives members will ask the candidates questions based on their answers to the Voter Guide Questionnaire. If time permits, there… Continue

Added by Julianna Bruce on July 25, 2009 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Roommate Wanted Sept. 1st

Share JP Great JP Apt. w/ 1 Woman

$665. Sept. 1st

Fantastic, warm & homey 2 bedroom in triple-decker apartment on quiet street, near Hyde Square, JP. Hardwood floors, sunny living room, eat-in-kitchen, pantry & full bath. Kitchen opens to patio and large, private back yard. The shared spaces are furnished, but open to some rearranging & new furniture. Available bedroom will be unfurnished, medium sized with 2 windows and closet. Basement storage with laundry… Continue

Added by Su Cousineau on July 24, 2009 at 12:55pm — 2 Comments

Introducing the Work Zone group


Did you recently loose your job? I did, and it's not pleasant - and sometimes it really sucks.

Fortunately for me, I've had a couple of friends who've "been-there done-that" and helped me craft my plan - but I still have questions and could use a little support.

Can you relate to this?

Would you prefer not to travel this journey alone?

Do you have knowledge to share and questions you'd like answers too?…


Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on July 23, 2009 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Lost Cats

I got a call from some neighbors who had found a very sick cat over on Greenough Ave last night, the cat was taken to Angell, by one of their vets who was passing by, where it died. It was tabby with a lot of orange hair mixed in. If it is your cat or you know someone in that area who is missing a cat like it, then I'm very sorry. You might want to go to Angell and see, I don't know how long they keep them.

My cat, Shenzi, is still missing, it's been three weeks, I just hope he is… Continue

Added by Jenny Jones on July 23, 2009 at 10:50am — No Comments

Room For Rent in JP House

We have a beautiful house on a quiet street. Great neighborhood to live in.

We are very close to the Stony brook T stop on the Orange line, near City feed, and Spontaneous Celebrations.

Near Stop and Shop, restaurants and Mike's Gym within walking distance.

Nice for bike rides. Also very close to the Arboretum and the Jamaica Pond, and Franklin Park Zoo. Lot's of green space.

Jamaica Plain is a wonderfully diverse community.

We are looking for a Non Smoker, female room… Continue

Added by Lori DeSantis on July 23, 2009 at 10:43am — 1 Comment

Stop peeing on my bushes

Listen, I love dogs as much as the next guy. I've owned a dog my whole life - they complete me. However, I am also a homeowner and a big fan of my Japanese-ish styled landscaping. I have worked very hard weeding, pruning, obsessing over my tiny postage stamp of Boston. One afternoon after having just watered said yard, I was sitting on my stoop and a passerby and his dog stopped to admire my garden - and urinate on it.

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Added by on July 22, 2009 at 3:43pm — No Comments

I found a parakeet--- just another day in JP

Today, I walked out of my front door and a parakeet landed literally right in front of me. He's turquoise blue with darker blue spots on his face. Right now, he's living in my china hutch... Do you know where he came from???

Added by Martin Isaac on July 21, 2009 at 10:13pm — 1 Comment

CVS Expansion to include take out pizza?

I've heard that the CVS at the corner of Centre St and South Huntington is looking to expand into the space vacated by Petal and Leaf and that it will include take out pizza, (rumored to be perhaps Domino's Pizza). Does anyone else know about this? Neighbors have previously expressed concern that we don't need chain fast food places, and we certainly don't need more pizza places.

The hearing is on Tuesday August 4th at 10:30am in Room 801 City Hall.

Jenny Jones

Added by Jenny Jones on July 21, 2009 at 2:12pm — 7 Comments

Help us win "Love your Farmers Market" Contest

Hi all --

Last week's launch was such a wonderful start to the new Farmers' Market at Community Servings (right behind the Stony Brook T station and across from the Kelly Ice Skating Rink) at 18 Marbury Terrace. This week we're planning on making it a party -- so please join us and help us make this a really fun, vibrant community market!

I also want to thank you all for coming out and for spreading the word about the market. I appreciated it as did the vendors who… Continue

Added by Edith Murnane on July 18, 2009 at 2:39pm — No Comments

3rd Annual Peace of Pie Contest to be held on Saturday July 25th in Jamaica Plain

Saturday July 25, 2009 -- The 3rd Annual Peace of Pie Contest will be held held Saturday July 25, 2009 from 2:00PM - 4:00PM at 365 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain. It is open to pie bakers and eaters alike! Submit your pie ($10 registration fee) to be judged by a distinguished committee including food writers from Rachel Ray Magazine and the Improper Bostonian, and Lead Pastry Instructor from Boston University. Or attend and chow-down on pie ($15 adults, $5 children under 14). Emcee Jarrett… Continue

Added by Dana on July 16, 2009 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Centre South Transportation and Streetscape Action Plan Meeting tonight!!!

Centre/South Street Corridor Action Plan

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Description: Join us for an update on the Centre and South Street CorridorTransportation and Streetscape Action Plan Meet the Centre Street/South Street Advisory Group and project consultants, McMahon and Associates. The meeting will start PROMPTLY at 6:30 PM.

Location: Curtis Hall, JP 20 South Street

Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain

Contact: Ines Palmarin at… Continue

Added by Colleen Keller on July 15, 2009 at 12:44pm — 1 Comment

We just hit 1200 members!!

Woo hoo!

Go Neighbors for Neighbors, Jamaica Plain, MA.

1200 members strong. AWESOME!

02130 rocks!

Added by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on July 14, 2009 at 5:24pm — No Comments

JP Petlovers Blog

Hi All,

Feel free to check out JP Paws, the blog for Jamaica Plain Petlovers.

JP Paws is devoted to everything animal-related in or around Jamaica Plain, MA. Whether you want to find out about local pet-related events, specials at pet-related businesses and other goings on or simply hear a heart-warming story of a great animal finding a… Continue

Added by Jane Harrell on July 13, 2009 at 1:06pm — No Comments

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